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CNET News.com: Microsoft wins most of Bristol case

Thanks to Jeremy Allison
for this link.

“Microsoft did not commit antitrust violations in its dealings
with a tiny rival company, a federal jury decided.”

“The jury, which heard six weeks of testimony and arguments,
deliberated for two days before deciding against Bristol
Technologies of Danbury, Connecticut.

“The company had asked the jury for up to $263 million in
damages, accusing the world’s largest software maker of denying
access to computer code Bristol says it needs to design
products.”

“The suit said Microsoft initially supported Bristol’s Wind/U
product, which lets users run Windows applications… using…
Unix… Once… NT… become established…, the software giant
raised licensing fees to Bristol and refused to provide adequate
technical support for Wind/U… That helped Microsoft choke off
competition from Unix, Bristol said.”

Complete
story
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